Here is the situation. About 6 weeks ago I contacted my three recommenders and gave them some LOR guidelines, resume, Extra-currs, etc. I chose a Superior Court Judge, an attorney and one of my graduate school professors. I graduated UG about 15 years ago and I have no clue how to get up with any of those professors, so I am limited to this one. The judge and lawyer are both good friends of mine. The attorney and professor are both dragging their feet, but I believe they will happen in time.
My question concerns the judge. He contacted me this week to let me know he mailed the LOR. He told me that he kept it short and covered the basics. By basics he meant that he talked about our friendship and that I was a good family man. He did NOT cover any academics or professional attributes of mine and even alluded to how we met 9 years ago at the YMCA and attended the same church. He DID mention that I owned a successful business, prior military, honest, good character, hard working, etc. Of course I was very thankful and I truly appreciate him writing it for me, but I wish he would have followed some of the LS LOR guidelines I gave him. I believe that it would be a great LOR for any other purpose, but I am concerned since it is for LS.
What do I do? Do I cancel / remove his LOR? Will the adcomms frown? Or will they see it as a positive?
For some reason I seem to be limited on the people I can find (trust) to write these LORs. I have an English teacher at the HS where I teach, who will compose a great LOR for me. Should I replace the judge with the teacher?
The judge is a graduate of two of my top schools, the general LOR was his UG and the targeted was his LS.
Thanks in advance…